Fundamentals of Board Effectiveness
Nonprofit boards play a key role helping organizations achieve impact. While board members bring valuable skills and experience, a strong foundation is essential to making sure that members can come together in service of the nonprofits they support.
This workshop is focused on helping nonprofit leaders, board leaders, and board members understand the foundations of board effectiveness. Participants will learn about standards and best practices in nonprofit boards, and will walk away with an action plan that draws from specific theories, models, and tools that they will learn to use over the course of the day.
- Learn about factors associated with board effectiveness
- Understand how to use a self-assessment tool to identify priority areas for strengthening on your board
- Explore key elements of board effectiveness—including clarity of roles, effective structures, and strong composition
- Learn about how to initiate change to strengthen your own board’s effectiveness
Nonprofit leaders (ED, CEO), board chairs, and board members
Note: If you have the foundations in place and are looking to take the next step toward being a high-functioning board, check out our companion training, Creating a High-Performing Board on May 7, 2020.
About the Trainers
Nesly Metayer has over 20 years of experience in management development with a special interest in minority-led organizations. As an organizational development consultant at TSNE MissionWorks, Nesly partners with organizations to design, implement and evaluate participatory practices of inclusion and deepen organizational culture to social accountability and equity outcomes through training, strategic management processes, community renewal, executive transition and organizational change. As a practitioner in the field, Nesly has been the executive director of Youth and Family Enrichment Services (YoFES), responding to racial disparities of children in Boston. Before joining YoFES, Nesly spent six years at Tufts University as Senior Manager for Community Engagement leading the implementation of an innovative program to respond to the disparity of child obesity in America. Nesly has initiated and implemented various capacity building projects aimed at reinforcing the management capacity of many organizations in Greater Boston. As a practitioner-scholar, Nesly’s research agenda focuses on the factors associated to the effectiveness of mission-based organizations. Nesly Metayer earned an undergraduate degree in Business Administration, a graduate diploma in Administration from the National School of Administration (IIAP), a master in Sociology, University of Caen, France and a Doctorate in Administration from University Paris Sorbonne. He is currently working on his last paper for the Doctor of Management in Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio.
Julia Monaghan is an Organizational Development Consultant with TSNE MissionWorks and brings nearly a decade of experience working in and with nonprofits and community-based organizations, networks, and government institutions around the world. Julia has worked with groups focused on creating a more just and equitable future through advocacy and human rights, community development, public health and healthcare service delivery, economic development, education, and the protection and empowerment of marginalized and vulnerable groups. She is committed to an appreciative and systems-aware approach to understanding organizations and organizational behavior. Julia holds undergraduate degrees in Political Science and Economics from the University of Rhode Island, and a Master of Science in Organizational Development from American University’s School of Public Affairs. She has worked in many international settings including in Bangladesh, England, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Mozambique, the Netherlands, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa, Thailand, and Ukraine.
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